Kazuo Hamanishi

Kazuo Hamanishi

He was born on 17 May 1913. He was a fisherman employed by Gulf of Georgia Cannery, Steveston, BC. His family includes Kikuye Hamanishi (mother; nee Kikuye Sakai), Toraichi Hamanishi (father), and Yukino Hamanishi (wife; nee Yukino Nakade). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 20, Fifth and Chatham Street, Steveston, BC. Box 12, Ucluelet, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Grand Forks, BC.


Regularized NameKazuo Hamanishi
Custodian Identification Number7661
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Grand Forks, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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